For a change this list of words being added to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary in 2018 not only contains words I know, but even a few that I’m surprised aren’t already there. Some abbreviations: guac, fave. Some tech words: force quit, predictive. Some geek words: adorbs, TL;DR. And more. Read the list at Mental Floss.

It’s always fun to keep up with collective nouns for groups of different animals. This article from Mental Floss has some I’d not heard of. A walk of snails (or an escargatoire) A coterie of prairie dogs. A bale of turtles. A wisdom of wombats. Among others. Some sound made up, but the ones I …

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Articles about why ‘Close Door’ buttons on elevators don’t work, and the reasons why pop up from time to time. The practicalities behind their non-function make sense, but their presence in elevators even when not connected is still a bit odd. Read about it at Mental Floss, or search around the internet for plenty of …

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